Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 (NEWS)

DC's Phantom Stranger actually originated in the Golden Age, but in stores this week comes more of his spooky Silver Age adventures in Showcase Presents Volume 2. Nearly 500 b/w pages, collecting issues #22 - 41, it’s still one of my all-time favorite series with lots of great art from Aparo, Kaluta, and Bailey--- and FYI: issue #23 was the start of the excellent Spawn of Frankenstein back-up story!

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7 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

I never learned much about the Phantom Stranger as a character, but man, that dude has some snappy threads! :)

I was more of a "Spectre" guy myself. But only though the few reprints and relaunches I could get my hands on through the 80s/90s. I do remember Phantom Stranger hosting the "Secret Origins" series for a while, though.

Oh, and Frankenstein Girls are Strangely Sexy. ;)

Anonymous said...

DIDNT KNOW THAT VOLUME ONE CAME OUT! I REALLY NEED TO CATCH UP ON SOME STUFF.

Chuck Wells said...

Both the Spectre & the Phantom Stranger are awesome!

They had some great stories in the silver age. It's really cool to see them get the Showcase treatment.

Karswell said...

I agree Chuck, Spectre and PS are two of the best supernatural characters that DC had to offer. I especially love the Adventures Comics run of Spectre stories from issue #431 - 440 by Jim Aparo... violent and disturbing stuff that was more evocation of the pre-code horror stuff you see here on my blog than the heroic golden era Spectre.

Anonymous said...

would love to get this image on a shirt!! where'd it come from?

Karswell said...

>would love to get this image on a shirt!! where'd it come from?

I put it together in photoshop... most of the imagery you see here on my blog goes through photoshop as I tend to alter or slightly adjust stuff to be different for my blog.

B-Sol said...

As a kid in the '80s, I considered Aparo's Batman to be definitive!